At Commerce, a Manufacturer Working on Exports

By July 15, 2010Trade

That’s a good move. Congratulations to Peter M. Perez.

From, “Grand Rapids’ Peter Perez will work on exports issues for President Barack Obama“:

WALKER — West Michigan executive Peter Perez is going to Washington, D.C., to take a federal role in manufacturing.

Perez is president of Carter Products Co. Inc. at 2871 Northridge Drive NW, Walker. But on Monday, he becomes deputy assistant secretary for manufacturing with the International Trade Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

In his new role, Perez will work to identify barriers to exports and factors hampering competition across 21 industries.

The Commerce Department’s news release adds more detail, including Peter’s involvement with the NAM and Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America.

“I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work to support the President’s National Export Initiative and to improve the competitiveness of American manufacturers,” said Perez. “I am very passionate about putting people back to work and making sure our companies can compete globally on a level playing field.”

Originally from Elkhart, Indiana, Perez has an extensive background in the manufacturing sector, beginning with his role at CBS Musical Instruments and culminating with his family-owned business, Carter Products Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Perez has served as the president of the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA) and on the board of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as a representative for small and medium manufacturing companies.

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